Pasta fagioli


  • Makes2 to 3 servings
Pasta fagioli

Photo: Suech and Beck

Add tiny pasta shapes and tomato paste to some batch-cooked beans for a classic rustic Italian dish.


  • 4 cups Brothy Bean recipe, (thawed)

  • 156-mL can tomato paste

  • 1 cup small pasta, (such as ditalini)

  • extra-virgin olive oil

  • grated Parmesan


  • Gently stir Brothy Beans (thawed) with a tomato paste in a medium pot. Heat over medium until simmering gently, crushing the carrots, celery and garlic that are in the beans.

  • In a separate pot, cook small pasta (such as ditalini) in boiling, salted water, until just tender. Drain, then add to the bean mixture and simmer for 1 minute.

  • Serve drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil and grated Parmesan.

Brothy bean recipe

Get the Brothy Bean recipe here.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent November/December 2020 issue. Recipe excerpted from Dinner, Uncomplicated: Fixing a Delicious Meal Every Night of the Week by Claire Tansey. Published by Page Two Books, Inc. (Sept. 15, 2020). Photo by Suech and Beck.

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